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19 Vegan Thanksgiving Items from Trader Joe’s

Check out these Trader Joe’s plant-based favorites for Thanksgiving 2021.

From Thanksgiving classics like vegan roasts and cranberry sauce to unconventional Friendsgiving eats like stuffing-flavored potato chips, Trader Joe’s is the place for holiday meal shopping. Whether you’re serving a big family or cooking for a few friends, you won’t want to miss out on these festive goodies. Check out our list of 19 vegan Thanksgiving items from Trader Joe’s.

Breaded Turkey-less Stuffed Roast with Gravy

Long walks through this vegan-friendly grocery store are basically our love language, and even more so now that the Trader Joe’s Breaded Turkey-less Stuffed Roast with Gravy has arrived. This seasonal favorite is stuffed with cranberry wild rice and breaded in crispy ancient grains—major bonus points! Peep the other Vegan Stuffed Roast for year-round roast enjoyment.

Trader Joe's Vegan Roast

Pumpkin Rolls

The accidentally vegan Pumpkin Rolls from Trader Joe’s are a delicious way to start your Thanksgiving morning on the right foot. Use the irresistible scent of freshly baked sweet rolls and pumpkin spice icing to lure friends and family into the kitchen to help put together the vegan-friendly T-giving feast.

Pumpkin Rolls

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Sparkling Honeycrisp Apple Juice Beverage

Guess what’s back on TJ’s shelves? It’s the Sparkling Honeycrisp Apple Juice Beverage! This sweet addition to Friendsgiving is the perfect non-alcoholic bev to pass—inclusive choices FTW! Made with only honeycrisp apple juice and carbonated water, this simple sipper may even help settle your stomach after a long day of feasting with friends.

Honeycrisp Apple Juice

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Everything but the Leftovers Seasoning Blend

Elevate your Friendsgiving fare or use this tasty seasoning mix anytime you find yourself missing these traditional holiday eats! Made with dehydrated onion, sage, rosemary, thyme, and parsley, the Everything but the Leftovers Seasoning Blend packs all the flavors of this foodie holiday. Add it to tofu, veggies, and beyond.

Everything but the Leftovers Seasoning

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Boursin Cheese Dip

Need a quick appetizer for your guests? Pair fresh crudite and crunchy crackers with Boursin cheese dip for a real crowd pleaser. In partnership with Follow Your Heart, Boursin’s vegan garlic & herbs cheese spread can be found at Trader Joe’s along with other tasty plant-based dips like hummus, vegan tzatziki, and guacamole.


Maple Leaf Cookies

We love apple and pumpkin spice flavors, but maple is another fall-time flavor favorite. Who’s with us? Although an excellent treat on their own, the Maple Leaf Cookies from Trader Joe’s are a fun addition to a Thanksgiving-inspired charcuterie board—just add plant-based deli slices, vegan cheeses, fruits, veggies, and tasty dips.

Trader Joe's Maple Leaf Cookies

Gourmet Fried Onion Pieces

We love these crunchy onion bits atop a veganized green bean casserole along with other T-giving dinner classics, but we also enjoy getting creative with holiday leftovers by making a loaded salad topped with Gourmet Fried Onion Pieces. Made with simple ingredients, these are totally vegan and super versatile.

Fried Onions

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Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix

Fill your home with all the comforting flavors of fall with the Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix. We can smell it now! While the package states “just add eggs, oil, and water,” we know what to do here, right? Ground flax, chia egg, or commercial vegan egg substitutes will absolutely do the trick.

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix

Cranberry Sauce

This year, forget the canned, jiggly cranberry cylinder. Level up this holiday classic with Trader Joe’s Cranberry Sauce. Made with simple ingredients like cranberry, sugar, water, and pectin, this is the perfect sweet addition to your holiday meal. Add a dollop to your plant-based roast or use it to dip your fresh crescent rolls.

Cranberry Sauce

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Quick and easy! The Mashed Sweet Potatoes can be found in the freezer aisle and whipped up in minutes. Not only are these root veggies simple to cook, but this product also contains super simple ingredients—just sweet potatoes! You won’t want to miss out on this easy plant-based shortcut at Thanksgiving 2021.

Trader Joe's Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mini Marshmallows

No gelatin here, folks! These Mini Marshmallows from Trader Joe’s are both cruelty-free and delicious. Add them to your TJ’s shopping list for festive sweet potato casseroles, along with any veganized desserts you’re considering whipping up this Thanksgiving season. Score a bag, or two, next time you’re shopping at this vegan-friendly grocer.

Trader Joe's Vegan Mini Marshmallows

Colorful Carrot Coins

We’re totally gushing over how gorgeous these Colorful Carrot Coins are! Made with slices of purple, yellow, white, and traditional orange carrots, this beautiful side dish is sure to add to the aesthetic of your Thanksgiving table. Pair with additional root vegetables like beets and turnips for even more vibrancy on your dinner plate.

Carrot Coins

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Organic Pumpkin

Oh, my gourd! Is it really a Friendsgiving meal without some sort of pumpkin presence? Get creative with your dish to pass with the canned Organic Pumpkin. Opt for the traditional route with a homemade pumpkin pie, or bring a nontraditional dish like creamy pasta, vegan chili, or cheesecake made with pumpkin.

Trader Joe's Organic Pumpkin

Thanksgiving Stuffing Seasoned Kettle Chips

For a tasty snack to nosh on while you’re prepping for the big day, might we suggest the Thanksgiving Stuffing Seasoned Kettle Chips? Made with all the tasty flavors of plant-based stuffing, these chips are a T-giving must! For an easy app to share, pair them with a vegan-friendly chip dip.

Trader Joe's Kettle Chips

Holiday Vegetable Hash

We’ve got a major dinner hack for you with this one! The Trader Joe’s Holiday Vegetable Hash contains chopped butternut squash, sweet potatoes, red onions, and celery along with a holiday herb trio of parsley, sage, and rosemary. Add to stuffing, mix into roasted potatoes, or whip up a Thanksgiving soup from leftovers.

Vegan Gingerbread Loaf

Who said gingerbread can’t be a Thanksgiving flavor? Definitely not us! This Trader Joe’s Vegan Gingerbread Loaf is a great last-minute grab while shopping for your holiday meal. When displayed among other T-giving desserts, this sweet loaf will fit right in!

Vegan Gingerbread Loaf

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Cheese-less Cheesecakes

Not a fan of traditional holiday pies? We’ve got you covered. Trader Joe’s Cheese-less Cheesecakes come highly recommended. The vegan custard filling is made from lima beans, coconut oil, konjac, and agave syrup. This crowd pleaser is delicious as-is, but we like to doctor it up with melted vegan chocolate and seasonal fruit. Sliced persimmons, anyone?

Roasted Vegetables

Snag another easy Trader Joe’s side dish for your Friendsgiving feast—trust us, you won’t want to miss this one. The Roasted Vegetables contain an earthy medley of potato, Brussels sprouts, onion, squash, and bell pepper seasoned with garlic and herb. We envision these pairing beautifully with stuffing, mac ‘n’ cheese, and lentil loaf.

Trader Joe's Roasted Vegetables

Coconut Whipped Topping

Your Thanksgiving desserts deserve a dollop, or two, of this Coconut Whipped Topping from Trader Joe’s. From veganized pumpkin, apple, and pecan pies, this plant-based whip is the ultimate finishing touch. Be sure to snag a can of this TJ’s favorite to pair with all your holiday sweet treats this season.

Anja Grommons


Anja is a plant-based dietitian by day and vegan foodie by night. She offers virtual nutrition coaching for vegan and veg-curious clients. Check out her site for coaching services, recipes, and nutrition tips at vegcentricdietitian.com.

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